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Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang quits amid quota row; NPP to meet Monday to choose leader
Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang quits amid quota row; NPP to meet Monday to choose leader

The Congress Party has reportedly called for an urgent meeting on Monday to decide the next chief minister.

No one can point finger at BJP leaders alleging corruption: Rajnath Singh
No one can point finger at BJP leaders alleging corruption: Rajnath Singh

Asserting confidence over marking victory in Uttar Pradesh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that no one can point finger at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders for corruption.

168 candidates in fray for first phase Manipur polls
168 candidates in fray for first phase Manipur polls

A total of 168 candidates are left in the fray for the first phase of polls in Manipur in 38 Assembly constituencies.

Poor representation of women in candidate lists of political parties

Though women voters outnumber men in the electoral rolls in Manipur, only a small number of them have featured in the candidate lists of political parties in the upcoming state Assembly elections here.

Fight against AFSPA: Irom Sharmila says she has changed her strategy
Fight against AFSPA: Irom Sharmila says she has changed her strategy

Activist Irom Sharmila, who is making her electoral debut in the Manipur polls, today said she has not given up her fight against controversial law AFSPA but only changed her strategy.

Manipur elections 2017: Irom Sharmila's PRJA raising money through crowdfunding to fight polls
Manipur elections 2017: Irom Sharmila's PRJA raising money through crowdfunding to fight polls

With severe shortage of funds and manpower, Irom Sharmila's party Peoples' Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA) has taken to online crowdfunding to raise funds and campaigning on cycle to reach out to the masses.

Trinamool to raise the issue of economic blockade in Parliament
Trinamool to raise the issue of economic blockade in Parliament

The Trinamool Congress on Saturday said it would raise in Parliament the issue of ongoing economic blockade in Manipur and already urged the Election Commission to take action to lift the blockade.

1,500 Congress activists detained in Tripura

Over 1,500 Congress activists including party`s senior leaders were arrested on Friday after they participated in a civil disobedience movement in support of their 12-point demands.

Majority should not disturb minority and vice-versa: Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh
Majority should not disturb minority and vice-versa: Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh

With Manipur facing an indefinite economic blockade imposed by UNC, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh today said the state belongs to all ethnic groups and majority should not disturb the minority or vice-versa.

Former Arunachal CM Kalikho Pul's widow appeals to CJI for probe into his death

Wife of former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul, who committed suicide last year, today demanded a CBI probe into his death.

Irom Sharmila to marry after Manipur assembly polls
Irom Sharmila to marry after Manipur assembly polls

Human rights activist Irom Sharmila plans to get married after the upcoming assembly elections in Manipur in March.

Manipur: Indira Oinam appointed Congress spokesperson
Manipur: Indira Oinam appointed Congress spokesperson

Welcoming Indira Oinam to the party fold, Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh expressed confidence that her joining would bolster the Congress.

Ex-Arunachal CM Kalikho Pul's wife demands probe into his suicide

Kalikho Pul allegedly committed suicide on August 9, 2016, at his official residence.
 

Irom Sharmila rides bicycle for 20 km to file nomination from Thoubal against CM Okram Ibobi
Irom Sharmila rides bicycle for 20 km to file nomination from Thoubal against CM Okram Ibobi

Activist Irom Sharmila, better known as the 'Iron lady of Manipur', rode a bicycle for nearly 20 kilometres to file nomination for Thoubal Assembly seat in the upcoming Manipur Assembly Elections 2017. 

Sharmila files papers from Manipur's Thoubal seat
Sharmila files papers from Manipur's Thoubal seat

`Iron Lady` Irom Sharmila on Thursday filed her nomination papers to contest from Thoubal constituency in the Manipur assembly elections.

BJP seeks speedy disposal of fake encounter cases in Manipur

 BJP leader and former minister N Biren today urged for ?speedy disposal" of several pending fake encounter cases to provide justice to the people of Manipur.

Assembly elections 2017: Close fight between Congress, BJP in Manipur
Assembly elections 2017: Close fight between Congress, BJP in Manipur

Territorial integrity of the ancient kingdom of Manipur that had merged with India and the recurring economic blockades by tribal groups are the major issues in Manipur where the upcoming assembly polls are witnessing a close battle between the ruling Congress and the opposition BJP.

Protests erupt across Assam over Jorhat girl's harassment

Protests erupted across Assam, including Guwahati, on a girl's Facebook post about allegedly being molested in Jorhat town by a group of motorbike riding youths and a state minister's reaction to her posting. Public meetings, rallies and signature campaigns were held against helmet wearing youths allegedly groping, harassing and verbally abusing the girl in Jorhat last week.

Hindu group protests against Kashmir book at Agartala book fair

Tripura`s Information and Cultural Affairs Minister Bhanulal Saha on Wednesday said the government will not tolerate protests at a book fair, after a Hindutva group shouted slogans and demonstrated against a book on Jammu and Kashmir at the fair.

215 candidates file nominations for first phase in Manipur
215 candidates file nominations for first phase in Manipur

Scrutiny of papers for the first phase of elections will be held on February 16 and the last date of withdrawal is on February 18.

NFR, IRCTC jointly launch Astha Circuit Tourist Train for North East

The North East Frontier Railway and Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) have jointly launched the 'Astha Circuit Tourist Train' for the people of North East.

BJP to intensify movement against Left Front govt in Tripura

The BJP today said the party would intensify movement in Tripura to oust the 'corrupt' Left Front government in the next Assembly elections scheduled to be held in February next year.

Assembly polls: Lotus will bloom in Manipur, says Ram Madhav
Assembly polls: Lotus will bloom in Manipur, says Ram Madhav

BJP on Tuesday claimed Congress is not in contention in 20 of the 60 seats in poll-bound Manipur.

Students appearing for NBSE exams in Nagaland today

Over 30,000 examinees, who have been exempted from the purview of the ongoing bandh in Nagaland, are appearing for their Higher Secondary and class XI promotion exams beginning today.

Shrinking Hindu population remark: MoS Kiren Rijiju in soup; BJP, RSS heap praise; Congress wants action
Shrinking Hindu population remark: MoS Kiren Rijiju in soup; BJP, RSS heap praise; Congress wants action

While the BJP and its parent organisation RSS has heaped praise on MoS Kiren Rijiju, the main opposition party Congress has demanded the Election Commission to initiate strict action against him for his remarks on depleting Hindu population in the country.

Nagaland bandh called by NTAC and JCC disrupts normal life

The bandh called by Nagaland Tribes Action Committee (NTAC) Kohima and Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) demanding Chief Minister T R Zeliang's resignation affected normal life in Nagaland today even as no untoward incident was reported.

Prakash Javadekar confident BJP will form ministry in Manipur
Prakash Javadekar confident BJP will form ministry in Manipur

Manipur is going to elect a new 60-member Assembly in two phases on March 4 and 8.

Kiren Rijiju says Hindu population reducing, minorities flourishing in India; slams Congress
Kiren Rijiju says Hindu population reducing, minorities flourishing in India; slams Congress

Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju lashed out at Congress for saying that the BJP government is "trying to convert Arunachal Pradesh into a Hindu state".

Earthquake jolts Meghalaya, neighbouring states

A mild earthquake, measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale, rocked Meghalaya and its neighbouring states on Sunday, an official said.

Commercial flight operations from Arunachal's Pasighat likely this month
Commercial flight operations from Arunachal's Pasighat likely this month

These flights would be operated from a separate terminal for civilians, which is almost ready, at the Advanced Landing Ground (ALG).